Monday, April 28, 2008

CPS #55

Well, after doing loads of scrapping I lost interest for a few days and did absolutely nothing and instead caught up on housework, washing and watching tv! This weekend I decided to try amking some cards so started off with the CPS #55 sketch and came up with this:

I used: Bazzill cardstock, My Mind's Eye Magnolia papers, 7 Gypsies chipboard, Inkadinkado heart and greetings stamps, Colorbox brown chalk ink, brown Marvy pen, Magic mesh, Prima flowers, beads and Kaiser rhinestones.

Jess had her blood test done on Thursday and yet again screamed the place down and was foaming at the mouth! Apparently the reason it had to be done again was that the blood had to go to the lab immediately to be tested and kept in the dark on the way there. We're still waiting for the results though!

We've been told now that Dad died from a certain type of leukaemia that has a sudden onset but I can't remember what type it was. Unfortunately his body still hasn't been released so nearly 4 weeks on we still haven't been able to have a cremation. It just seems like this is dragging on and on at the moment and is really dragging me down with it.

I'm hoping things start feeling normal again soon and I can get "back on track". I'm looking forward t this coming weekend as we're away to my sister-in-law's to stay and go to my OH's cousin's wedding. Can't wait to see the kids all in their outfits together!


Lea L. said...

Super cute seeing those past sketches at work! Lovely job!


Carla said...

Oh my goodness, four weeks?! Is that normal? It sounds awful! Please let us know about the blood tests. Great card, but your other news sort of overshadows it!:(

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

The card is lovely! Terrific design! I adore My Mind's Eye... love the mesh and rhinestone. Cute!

I am really sorry to hear about the repeat blood test. Even more sad to hear about your having to wait so long for your dad to be released. I can't imagine your heartache and not being able to close this chapter and continue on. Sending big hugs across the miles... Jane

Charity Hassel said...

sounds like you've been having some trying times. hope things begin to get better! lovely card! so glad you shared your take on the cps sketch!

Trish said...

Jo, hope you get the results for Jess soon hun xxx
I am glad you now know what was wrong with your dad hun, after all you went through, take care sweetie, speak soon xxx

Bridget said...

UGH! I haven't been around much. Sorry to hear about your dad. I hope everything works out for you soon. Lovely card!

Jenn said...

Hey Jo-
Hope everything goes well with Jess. I'm glad you know now why your dad was so sick, but sorry it has taken so long to release him.

On another note...I have to say that I love, love, love your card!!! I love everything about...from the dp, the mesh...oh the mesh!!! (LOL)!!! I love the stamped heart, the ribbon and the rhinestones...everything just fits together so perfectly. I love it!!!! :D

Marlou said...

Hi Jo, I am very sorry to hear the loss of your father, I haven't popped in and only found out after reading this post, my thoughts and prayers are with you Jo at this very sad time.
I hope you and your family are well.
Im also loving all your beautiful work you have been creating, take care Jo :) x

a message from gillyflower said...

super card love it
sounds like you have been having a really tough time hope things settle for you all really soon

Carolina said...

Love the layout and dp...beautiful card!

Sorry to hear about the challenging times you're going through...hope it gets better for you soon. You're in my thoughts.

Jamie Martin said...

Great card, love all of the different papers. Wow, cleaning the house what a great idea :)